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Old 04-13-2008, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to upgrade my current PC.

I would like the following:

MotherBoard

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Processor


Though their is a point to this thread.

I currently have a 500W power supply and was wondering if that would be enough for this upgrade.

Also I currently have the following as RAM.

So is 500W enough?
And does the RAM I have get the job done for these types of games I'm trying to play (I.E. Crysis, The Witcher, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Skys).
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whats your processor
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well the motherboard and the ram aren't compatible, the ram is ddr and the board supports ddr2. but if you can either find a board that supports ddr, or get some ddr2 ram (which is dirt cheap) then yes that will be able to play crysis and the other games you listed fine as long as you aren't playing on a huge monitor.
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Is the 6400 (the one I listed) better then the 6000? If it is is it worth the extra $10?

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AMD 64 X2 4200 (AKA not powerful enough).
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AMD 64 X2 4200 (AKA not powerful enough).
really? I have a 4200 AM2 chip and i was able to play Crysis. Sure it wasn't on high settings, but i was still able to play it and it looked really good.
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really? I have a 4200 AM2 chip and i was able to play Crysis. Sure it wasn't on high settings, but i was still able to play it and it looked really good.
Oops I meant The Witcher.

But yeah I was going to get a 360 with this money but it's just too **** expensive with getting an HDTV. Also if I'm going to spend money on a rig might as well be the most powerful I can buy with the money.
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This what I recommend
Newegg.com - PC CHIPS P17G/1333 LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

E4700 perform about the same as 6400+ at stock but it overclocks better and it consume less power and runs cooler.
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you need to get new ram. thats ddr ram that you have, you need ddr2
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This what I recommend
Newegg.com - PC CHIPS P17G/1333 LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

E4700 perform about the same as 6400+ at stock but it overclocks better and it consume less power and runs cooler.
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Is my 500W power supply enough if I get the processor maroon1 recomended?
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